Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Paul Chambers's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Previous | Next
Showing 1 - 50 of 591
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 24% Vacation (2015) "Okay, I'll bite. Why did they do it? " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 31, 2015
C+ No Score Yet The Rope and the Colt (Cemetery Without Crosses)(Une corde, un Colt...) "If you're content to watch a French-Italian western that doesn't star Clint Eastwood or Lee Van Cleef, then perhaps you might like "Cemetery Without Crosses." A disappointment, yes. But, strangely appealing. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 28, 2015
A 92% Ex Machina (2015) "The movie, written and directed by Alex Garland ("Dredd," "28 Days Later"), is an outstanding example of what true sci-fi is about and the best sci-fi flick since "Predestination" earlier this year. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 14, 2015
A 96% It Follows (2015) "A low-octane horror film that gets under your skin and stays there. It's hard to forget "It Follows." " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 13, 2015
C 54% Minions (2015) "It was only natural to give the little yellow pill-like creatures from "Despicable Me" their own movie. They are cute and funny most of the time, but their new film, "Minions" is loud and violent. And to many adults, it will be a noisy, yellow blur. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 10, 2015
B 14% The Gallows (2015) ""The Gallows" earns its "R" rating with particularly effective scenes of violence and suspense. If you like squirming in your seat and feeling on edge, then it's just the ticket. Very, very scary. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 9, 2015
No Score Yet Contamination (1980) "Get into the spirit of it, folks. It's like watching dozens of exploding fat men in that Python film. Only, I think the Italians were trying to be serious. Fail. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 6, 2015
B- 54% Maggie (2015) "A chance to see a fine young actress and an action star collaborating on a low-key story that almost generates a tear or two. Not quite, but almost. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 5, 2015
C 35% Beyond The Reach (2015) "The rugged beauty of northwestern New Mexico is proudly on display in "Beyond the Reach." But, that's not enough reason to give this silly thriller a viewing. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jun 30, 2015
C- 64% The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) "Palatable in small doses, "The Happiness of the Katakuris" just doesn't have enough to be wholly satisfying to cult film fans. This surreal horror-comedy tries very hard, but ultimately grates on your nerves. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jun 30, 2015
A 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) " I never thought I would enjoy a film that takes place in such a small space for so long. Well, not since Hitchcock's "Lifeboat" anyway. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jun 29, 2015
B+ 72% The DUFF (2015) ""The DUFF" is what you might call a catch-all teen comedy. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jun 26, 2015
D 44% Society (1989) ""Society" is a poorly written, but ultra gory horror story made in 1989 by "Re-Animator" producer Brian Yuzna. But, don't go thinking this is a guilty pleasure. "Re-Animator" was a vastly superior film. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jun 26, 2015
A- 96% Red Army (2015) ""Red Army" fits the bill, bringing humanity, politics and historical perspective to its story of the Russian hockey team during the Cold War and after. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jun 26, 2015
C- 34% Project Almanac (2015) "Yet another chance to berate the found-footage genre, and I'm going to take it. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jun 16, 2015
A- 71% Jurassic World (2015) "The action is savage and seemingly unending. There are many "did you see THAT?" moments that will keep you talking afterwards and perhaps bring you back for a second viewing. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jun 10, 2015
C No Score Yet Shima wa moratta (Retaliation) "Many of the action scenes are awkwardly staged, creating confusion. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jun 4, 2015
C+ 32% Cut Bank (2015) "This well-cast grabber holds few surprises, but plenty of dark humor that suggests vastly superior films like "Fargo" or "Blood Simple." " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jun 3, 2015
D 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The latest "Avengers" movie plays its music loud from start to finish. Mindless action rules, punctuated only by super hero/villain quips. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted May 28, 2015
C- 11% The Loft (2015) "Doubtless, the film's biggest problem is that the five male leads are distinctly unlikable. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted May 26, 2015
B 67% Against The Sun (2015) "Made on a fraction of the budget, "Against the Sun" works more effectively than Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken." " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted May 22, 2015
C+ 39% Black or White (2015) "You have two minor villains influencing the narrative, but is that enough? I would like to have seen more interaction between Spencer and Costner. Less of a judicial duel and more of a family feud. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted May 21, 2015
B- 52% Spare Parts (2015) "A feel-good movie that would have felt even better with a shorter running time, "Spare Parts" is nonetheless an inspirational story that will warm your heart by film's end. It's far from perfect, but worth seeing. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted May 21, 2015
D- 16% A Few Best Men (2015) "What really got on my nerves, more than the appallingly bad jokes and sight gags, is the terrible music that haunts the film from start to finish. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted May 20, 2015
F 29% Lost River (2015) "Writer-director-producer Ryan Gosling creates one of the most unwatchable films in years. "Lost River" is a noir nightmare that desperately tries to channel David Lynch, but fails miserably. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted May 20, 2015
D 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) "Singing during the dialogue helps. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted May 19, 2015
A 99% Selma (2015) " A treasure trove of outstanding performances, brilliant writing and heartfelt direction. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted May 10, 2015
D 11% The Pyramid (2014) "Found footage films are the bane of my existence. They reward lazy filmmakers and punish eternally optimistic movie audiences. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted May 9, 2015
C 90% Mommy (2015) "Many words describe the Canadian film, "Mommy." Unpleasant, violent and heartbreaking are just a few. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted May 4, 2015
C- 27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) ""The Wedding Ringer" feels about as forced as a guy shopping for his bride's wedding gown. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted May 3, 2015
C 46% The Gambler (2014) "The screenplay by William Monahan bears great responsibility on the finished product. It's important to get the characters right. It's not happening here. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted May 1, 2015
B- 53% Little Accidents (2015) "A strong start. A nice finish. But, a little lacking in the middle. Still, there's plenty to like about "Little Accidents." " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 30, 2015
C 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "Lopez is playing it straight. And, so is the director (Rob Cohen). It's hard for the audience to have fun when the filmmakers stay straight-faced. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 29, 2015
B- No Score Yet Kaidan nobori ryu (The Blind Woman's Curse) (1971) ""Blind Woman's Curse" will let you see a bit of what made cult fav Meiko Kaji so popular. She's beautiful and deadly. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 28, 2015
B- No Score Yet Blind Woman's Curse (2007) "Some well-staged fights and that intangible 1970's vibe that made watching these martial arts flicks so much fun. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 28, 2015
A 98% The Babadook (2014) "If you are brave enough to watch this low-budget gem from Australia, then you'll know it's a "special kind" of scary. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 25, 2015
C- 9% Taken 3 (2015) ""Taken 3″ is easily the weakest of the three films. Oh, sure, Neeson kicks some backside. But, this time the plotting is feeble and the action scenes are just barely acceptable. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 24, 2015
C- 44% True Story (2015) "A crime drama posing as a mystery. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 19, 2015
D- No Score Yet The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (2015) "Some advice to RZA: Stick to your music. Dude, your screenwriting abilities are extremely limited. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 19, 2015
A 85% Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2014) "Under incredibly harsh conditions, Powell captures the outstanding beauty of the ice, the active volcano near McMurdo, the wildlife, the ice-cold water and the amazing night sky with stars so bright, it's almost blinding. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 17, 2015
C- 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) ""Maps to the Stars" fails to entertain or even make sense, at times. It's more odd than comical. It's peculiar without being droll. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 16, 2015
D 20% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "There's more to a good horror thriller than saying "boo" and killing children " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 16, 2015
C- No Score Yet Echoes (2015) "Must be plenty of space between the ears of the guy who thought up this horror flick. Perhaps that's why it's called "Echoes." " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 14, 2015
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 1 ""The Wars to Come" is a solid season opener and a worthy installment in the HBO series. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 13, 2015
C 80% Long Weekend (1979) "Long Weekend" is an uneven thriller from the Australian outback that does have its amusing points. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 12, 2015
B+ 97% An Honest Liar (2015) "A genuinely entertaining feature-length documentary. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 9, 2015
D+ 80% Gone with the Pope (2010) ""Gone With the Pope" may have a cult audience appeal. I just didn't have the patience to go along with this nonsense. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 9, 2015
B No Score Yet I Giorni dell'ira (Blood and Grit) (Day of Anger) (Gunlaw) (Days of Wrath) (1967) ""Day of Anger" with its rock-solid story and bloody, well-staged gunfights is everything that a lover of spaghetti westerns could want, short of having Clint Eastwood headlining the cast. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 7, 2015
B 81% Furious 7 (2015) "James Wan ("The Conjuring") steps out of his genre to supervise traffic and he does an excellent job. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 3, 2015
C 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "The battle for the Lonely Mountain took way too long. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Apr 2, 2015
Previous | Next
Showing 1 - 50 of 591